a triple teardown of trees. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> 16-year-old john taping it from his window in rockland, new york. first a neighbor's tree. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: then a tree snaps in their front yard. >> oh. oh. a car -- oh, my god. >> reporter: if that wasn't enough, one more. >> oh. i got that on film. >> reporter: maybe there is no clearer example of this, how softened soil cannot hold these big trees. watch the earth start to heave. matthew in hunting ton, new york, knew there was nothing he could do but watch and tape that big tree going down. dramatic but these trees have also proven deadly. this is north salem, new york, where two boys were playing and watching tv in the family room when this 100-foot oak slammed into the home. a scene repeated too many times across country. these are some of our viewers' pictures, trees falling on houses, trees across roads and pulling down plenty of power lines. in delaware today we watched doug hudson and his crew working to get the power back on. >> trees and wires don't go together. >> for the most part absolutely correct.